The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162370   Message #3865856
Posted By: Senoufou
13-Jul-17 - 07:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Subject: RE: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Hedgehogs nowadays face a whole host of dangers to their existence. Gardens are fashionably 'landscaped' to include little cover or habitat for their food; people put down poison pellets for slugs and the hedgehogs gobble up the dead ones then get poisoned themselves; they suffer from Hookworm, even Tuberculosis. And then there are the strimmer injuries mentioned above. They also fall into water features/ponds and can't get out if the people haven't made a gently sloping 'beach'. They swim desperately for hours then drown.

The Hedgehog Hospital has open days (I help to make the tea!) and one can visit the various 'patients' and learn about hedgehogs. Very good for children to learn about wildlife.
We had a ride-on mower in that last house. When we weren't fighting over the petrol brush-cutter, we were jostling for a place on the ride-on! It had various items one could tow along behind; distributor for lawn feed; a mini-harrow; a high-sided cart for all the weeds and bits of wood; fun for everyone!

Weedol is useless. Not a bit as good as Verdone. Waste of money.